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09 Oct In the News: Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, Oct. 9, 2015

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) helps women across Alberta build successful businesses. This month, our Principal and Co-Founder Andrea Shandro was one of their featured guest bloggers. Andrea's article, entitled "I'm a start-up company, so why would I want to offer benefits?" was published on Oct. 9,...

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01 Oct In the News: BeLocal.org, Oct. 1, 2015

We are proud to be a member of REAP Calgary, a "not-for-profit association for locally owned businesses that care about the community and the environment." REAP Calgary recently featured our sustainability efforts on their website, BeLocal.org. You can find the full article here. We're also pleased to...

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30 Sep Need to Know: Benefits – September 2015

Companies might be tempted to look into market their benefit plans, especially in Alberta where costs and potential layoffs are affecting the market. Here are some good resources on what to consider when looking for a new benefit plan. Check out our post on the reasons...

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25 Sep In the News: HUMAN Capital Magazine, Fall 2015

Vital Partners Co-Founder and Principal Andrea Shandro has an article featured in the Fall 2015 edition of HUMANCapital magazine. HUMANCapital is the HRIA's quarterly member’s magazine. Each issue delivers strategic advice to help inform human resources and business leaders. Check out this excerpt from the article: Benefits renewals...

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25 Sep Event: Employment Law Refresher

We invite you to join us for an informative session on navigating employment law. Vital Partners has teamed up with Carbert Waite LLP for this great session. Our goal is to provide you with concrete tools to navigate employment law. Employment Law Refresher - Top 5...

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23 Sep When to market your benefits plan

Recent economic shifts have started to affect employee benefit programs in Alberta. Many companies are finding that employees are quickly trying to use their benefits in anticipation that they may lose benefits in the event of a layoff, so renewal pricing can reflect this inflated demand. Insurance...

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16 Sep In the News: Business in Calgary – September 2015

What can employers do to help promote physical and mental health at work? Our principal Jennifer Kirby spoke with Business in Calgary on the subject. Here's an excerpt from the article: According to Jennifer Kirby, principal with Calgary-based Vital Partners, "Although it's really catching on nationally,...

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31 Aug Need to Know: Insurance – August 2015

Welcome to the August issue of our monthly blog series on industry issues, where we rotate between our focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month, our focus is on Insurance. In the June edition of our “Need to Know” series, we provided resources on...

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25 Aug Individual Health & Dental Plans

The changing economy in Alberta has presented an unintended consequence for many: loss of group health and dental coverage. When an employee leaves a group plan, he or she generally has 60 days to convert the group coverage to an individual health and dental program. Insurers...

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